November 26, 2017

Biz Quizzard 713

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Coca-Cola is launching the first variant of Thums Up in 40 years. What has it been branded as?

2. Which watch maker has launched a new product in collaboration with Indian start-up Blink?

3. Which Italian bakery and confectionary group has launched its first television commercial in India for its delectable Moonfils?

4. Radio Mirchi has crossed which subscriber milestone on YouTube?

5. Which celebrity has collaborated with Tata Sky for a solo Beauty Channel titled FTheCouch?

6. Which instant adhesive brand has launched a new television ad campaign titled ‘Khushiyon ke chand pal'?

7. Alcis Sports, an Indian brand, has roped in which cricketer a brand ambassador?

8. Which celebrity has picked up a small minority stake in fashion-tech startup StyleCracker for an undisclosed amount?

9. Which business group last week announced the acquisition of OCM Woolen Mills?

10. Which company last week opened its new manufacturing plant with an investment of $230 million in the world’s car capital Detroit, which got its first automotive production facility in 25 years?

11. Avenues India, the subsidiary company of Infibeam Incorporation Limited, last week launched an inter-operable digital bill payments platform. What has it been branded as?

12. Marico last week entered which new segment under the Saffola brand?

13. YouTuber Lilly Singh is endorsing which shampoo brand?

14. Which actress has been signed on as the brand ambassador for Bajaj Corp’s NOMARKS skincare range?

15. Which company, in collaboration with fashion designer Masaba Gupta, has launched a new line of watches?

16. Which online home interior provider has acquired Capricoast(dot)com, an online home interiors marketplace, for Rs 90 crore?

17. Which business services provider has acquired majority stake in Tata Business Support Services (TBSS) for Rs 153 crore?

18. Which company last week became the first Asian company to be valued over $500 billion?

19. Which sports personality has become Edify Education’s brand ambassador?

20. IKEA last week launched its first experiential centre in India, in Hyderabad. What is it called?

21. Rajneesh Bhasin has quit as the India MD of which MNC?

22. Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) and which company are joining hands to launch vegan yogurt in India?

23. Aashish Kamat has quit as the India head of which MNC bank?

24. Which company has picked up a majority stake in CreditMate, a Mumbai-based startup that facilitates two-wheeler loans for customers with no formal credit history?

25. Hyderabad-based serial entrepreneur Dr G Srinubabu last week said he has acquired 100% stake in which Canada-based health informatics and healthcare services player?

26. Which real estate portal has launched its first television commercial?

27. Titan has shut down which brand of stores, owing to non-performance?

28. Which Ahmedabad-based company has launched organic crayons, claimed to be the first of its kind by an Indian manufacturer?

29. Meg Whitman will step down as CEO of which company, ending a 6-year tenure that included overseeing one of the biggest corporate breakups in history?

30. Havmor Ice Cream Ltd (HIL) will sell the business to which MNC for Rs 1,020 crore?

31. Which Germany-based camera maker last week announced its foray into the Indian market, opening its first store in Delhi?

32. Which entertainment conglomerate has launched a corporate brand film titled ‘Open New Worlds’ to commemorate completion of 10 years in India?

33. Which company has formed a joint venture with Mickey Mehta's 360 degree wellness temple?

34. Which business magazine has undergone a brand revamp with a new logo, masthead and a new business catchphrase - 'Rebrain or Rot’?

35. Which private equity group has acquired Malaysia-based diagnostics and medical supplies distributor Chemopharm for an undisclosed sum?

36. Which company has launched a new digital banking platform ‘YONO’ (‘You Only Need One’)?

37. Which consumer electrical and electronics player last week launched what it claims is the country’s first smart inverter range, in Hyderabad?

38. Which company is set to launch an electric version of Tata Nano under “Neo” brand?

39. Which dairy brand has launched the campaign ‘Mann Phisal-Phisal Jae’ for desi ghee?

40. Ending this edition on a nice note. Which business family last week pledged 10 per cent of their wealth, around Rs 7,000 crore, for philanthropic activities?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 713 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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